Before we get started with this week's RTT Guessing Game, I wanted to announce that I'm awarding myself extra bragging points this week. They don't help me in the standings, but they do allow me to boast about two of last week's questions. Both questions asked contestants to choose the bigger number. The first choice was between the number of Ole Miss 3rd down conversions and their sacks plus one. The second choice was between the number of Tennessee's field goals and their touchdowns plus one. Usually, I have to add "tie" as a choice just in case, but in both cases this week the answers were actual ties, which makes me feel like a Vegas bookie getting the lines right. Except that I'm in Jonesborough in a cow pasture, which is sort of different than the Las Vegas strip.
Anyway, among 30 contestants this week, we awarded a total of 12 points. Only biologydropout and dbsvol got more than one answer right. I didn't get a single question correct, by the way, which is why I'm consoling myself with bonus brag points.
Lets-a go! Woo-hoo!
If you've checked out of this game because you feel it's hopeless, this week is your opportunity to get back in because we're about to introduce some chaos and Nihongo Redistributive Game Theory (I made up that phrase) into this thing. Starting this week, we're injecting Mario Kart concepts into the contest. The first question gets you one point for driving well. The second is a mushroom that gets you two points if you get it right so you can start making up some ground. And the third question tosses a blue shell into the mix, and if anyone gets it right, the leaders lose their lead. (The blue shell will be assessed after the standings are calculated. You know, just a hair before you cross the finish line.) :-)
To play, go to the form and submit your answers to our three questions. When you're done, come back here and paste your responses in the comments section for discussion purposes. DON'T FORGET TO HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON. Here are my answers:
|If your RTT screen name is on the list below, choose it. Otherwise, choose NEW PARTICIPANT and type your screen name in the box that magically appears.||Joel Hollingsworth|
|What's the margin of victory? (one point)||18+|
|MUSHROOM (get this right and get two points instead of one): How many interceptions does Tennessee throw?||2+|
|BLUE SHELL (if anyone gets this right, the leader(s) get blown up and lose the lead, falling one spot below the new leader(s)). How many 3rd down conversions does Alabama get?||8|
Congrats to fatso and MasonW, who are now tied for the lead and currently at risk of the Blue Shell. The full standings so far this year are below.
|Master Jedi Starkiller||1||1||1||1||1||0||0||5|